JV 2 Lady Mules vs. Dimmitt (1-27-14)
The JV 2 Lady Mules led the Dimmitt Bobbies 13-8 after one quarter but the Bobbies battled back to tie the game at 24-24 after three quarters. The Lady Mules took the lead early in the third period and went on to defeat Dimmitt 36-26.
Imelda Salcido picked off a Bobbie pass and drove the floor for the first basket of the game. Mireya Ruvalcaba found a crease in the Bobbie defense and drove to the hoop from the right wing. Dimmitt scored before Pearlita Marrufo got the ball to Kennedy Orozco in the lane for a short jump shot.
The Bobbies scored before Ruvalcaba scored on an in bound play. Ahtziri Elizalde drove and fought through a foul for a hoop. She converted the free throw for an old-fashion 3-point play and gave the Lady Mules an 11-4 lead with two minutes left to play.
Ruvalcaba picked a Bobbies pocket and drove the floor for a hoop. The Bobbies scored the final two baskets of the period but the Lady Mules led 13-8.
Ruvalcaba made a free throw to open the second quarter. She dished the ball to Elizalde on a fast break to put the Lady Mules up 16-8. Dimmitt scored the next three baskets and cut the Lady Mule lead to 16-14.
Ruvalcaba made a steal and drove the floor for a basket before the Bobbies made a pair of free throws. The Lady Mules led the Bobbies 18-16 at the half.
Elizalde drove the hoop for a lay up to start the third period before the Bobbies scored a basket. Elizalde passed to Paolett Landeros open on the blocks and she turned and scored. Dimmitt score back-to-back baskets to tie the game before the period ended.
Ruvalcaba stole a Dimmitt in bound pass and drove to the hoop to put the Lady Mules on top to stay. The Lady Mules tightened up their defense and held the Bobbies to just two points in the final quarter.
Salcido hit from 14 feet and Desirae Sanchez put back a rebound for two points. Elizalde drove the paint for a lay up. Elizalde broke on the ball as a Bobbie in bound the ball. Elizalde grabbed the pass and drove the floor for a lay up to push the Lady Mule lead to 34-24.
The Bobbies scored with 1:15 left to play. Ruvalcaba made the outlet pass to Elizalde for a fast break basket that ended the game.
Elizalde led the Lady Mules in scoring with 15 points. Ruvalcaba added 11 points and Salcido dropped in four. Landeros, Orozco and Sanchez chipped in two points each.
The Lady Mules finished their season on the road in Littlefield Monday night and will move on to their Spring sports very soon.